American Hero

Play

Writers: Bess Wohl

Overview

Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2013
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
A toasted subs franchise somewhere in America. Present.
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

In Bess Wohl’s American Hero, three misfit “sandwich artists” must band together to save their toasted sub franchise. They are a motley crew: soft-spoken, awkward Sheri, “the baser,” 18 years old and have to work two jobs to pay for her father’s medical bills; positive, driven Ted, “the finisher,” proud possessor of an MBA who’s been laid off from his corporate banking job; and hot, sarcastic Jamie, “the wrapper,” a single mom who’s been fired from her old salon for stealing mousse. When Bob, the owner, disappears on opening day and the corporate office doesn’t reply to their SOS, the trio is left with two options: give up and face unemployment, or find a way to keep the store running. This timely quirky comedy celebrates the creativity and drive of everyday people struggling to succeed, one sandwich at a time.

Lead Characters